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#a condition that causes a device or [[system]] component to fail to perform in a required manner.
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#"a condition that causes a device or [[system]] component to fail to perform in a required manner."<ref>[[Department of Defense]], [[National Computer Security Center]], Glossary of Computer Security Terms (NCSC-TG-004, Ver. 1) (Oct. 21, 1988).</ref>
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#"[a] weakness of the [[system]] that allows someone to [[circumvent]] protective controls."<ref>[[Auditing and Financial Management: Glossary of EDP Terminology]], at 8.</ref>
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{{Quote|1. A [[defect]] in a [[hardware device]] or [[component]]; for example, a short circuit or broken wire. 2. An incorrect step, [[process]], or [[data]] definition in a [[computer program]].<ref>[[IEEE]], IEEE Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology (IEEE Std 610.12-1990) (1990) ([http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=159342 full-text]).</ref>}}
   
 
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* [[Fault avoidance]]
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* [[Fault injection testing]]
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* [[Fault isolation]]
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* [[Fault management]]
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* [[Fault-tolerance]]
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* [[Fault-tolerant computer]]
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* [[Fault-tolerant system]]
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* [[Security fault analysis]]
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Latest revision as of 04:18, 13 September 2015

Definition[]

A fault is

  1. "a condition that causes a device or system component to fail to perform in a required manner."[1]
  2. "[a] weakness of the system that allows someone to circumvent protective controls."[2]
1. A defect in a hardware device or component; for example, a short circuit or broken wire. 2. An incorrect step, process, or data definition in a computer program.[3]

References[]

  1. Department of Defense, National Computer Security Center, Glossary of Computer Security Terms (NCSC-TG-004, Ver. 1) (Oct. 21, 1988).
  2. Auditing and Financial Management: Glossary of EDP Terminology, at 8.
  3. IEEE, IEEE Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology (IEEE Std 610.12-1990) (1990) (full-text).

See also[]